Woolies issues national recall of Halloween product 1

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Woolworths are urging customers who have bought one of its Halloween toys to stop using the item and urgently return to where they purchased it for a full refund. The product, a Halloween LED Spinning Wand, comes with a Halloween Ghost and Pumpkin head.

According to a report published by the ACCC, the toy may crack open when dropped, exposing the button cell batteries. The toys were sold between 28 September and 18 October 2016.

On the Woolworths website, the supermarket giant stated the “product may crack open when dropped exposing the button cell batteries. Ingestion of button cell batteries by young children can cause internal burns which may lead to serious injuries or death,” it also stated.

They also said, “Woolworths apologises to their customers for any inconvenience caused by this recall and if further information is required about the recall they are invited to call our toll-free Customer Service number: 1800 103 515”.

If you have this product, please stop using it immediately and return to the retailer where you purchased the goods to receive a full refund.

Product description: Halloween Ghost and Pumpkin LED Spinning Wands

Identifying features: Article number 478661

What are the defects: Product may crack open when dropped, exposing the button cell batteries.

What are the hazards: Ingestion of button cell batteries by young children can cause internal burns which may lead to serious injuries or death.

Supplier: Woolworths Limited

Traders who sold this product: Woolworths and Safeway supermarkets

Where the product was sold: Nationally

What should consumers do: Stop using the product immediately. Return the product to the retailer where you purchased the goods to receive a full refund.

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